[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Fri Mar 7 01:14:05 EST 2008


On Mar 6, 2008, at 10:31 AM, Tony Li wrote:
> |It is probably worthwhile remembering that (at least in the ARIN  
> case)
> |we're talking about life after the exhaustion of the IANA IPv4 free
> |pool.  The definition of "hoarding" will likely be subject to some
> |debate.
> |
> |For example, there is a well known university sitting on a /8.  Is
> |that hoarding?
> Of course not.

It would seem others disagree.

> But say if Warren Buffet decided to buy up every prefix,
> drive up prices and then dole them out with an eye dropper, that would
> distort the market.

Very true.  I believe one theory is that such a course of action would  
_strongly_ encourage IPv6 deployment and hence, would not necessarily  
be a bad thing.  The implication being that if you believe IPv6 is the  
right way to go, minimal restrictions would have the most positive  
long term effect, albeit it may result in a bit of initial  


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